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New Zealand supreme court to hear MegaUpload evidence case

By | Published on Friday 17 May 2013

Kim Schmitz

MegaUpload founder Kim ‘Dotcom’ Schmitz will be able to pursue one of his various legal fights to New Zealand’s Supreme Court, it has been confirmed.

As lawyers working for Dotcom and other former MegaUpload chiefs fight efforts by the US to extradite their clients to face various charges relating to the controversial file-transfer operation, they have demanded access to all the evidence the American authorities have amassed against Team Mega. The US government does not want to comply.

An initial court ruling on the dispute found in the Mega team’s favour, but the US successfully appealed, with a higher court ruling that America should be allowed to pursue its extradition case while only sharing some of its evidence against Dotcom et al.

The Mega legal team sought to take the case to New Zealand’s Supreme Court, and according to Torrentfreak, that court has now accepted the case. Which means yet another court appointment for the long drawn out US v Mega legal battle.